Under threat of land grabbing by agribusiness company Biopalm, indigenous Bagyeli women from the department of Océan say no to oil palm production in their forests.
In response to the issuance of a decree assigning a large part of their ancestral lands to an oil palm company, indigenous Bagyeli communities -as well as the national and international NGOs and associations who support them- have issued a statement calling on the Cameroonian Government to reconsider their actions and to protect the lands and te
On the 4th of May, 2019, gunshots were fired and grenades were hurled into the midst of a community gathering in which some of the most renowned Afro-Descendant leaders from Northern Cauca, Colombia were meeting.
FPP and signatory organisations from around the world have sent an Open Letter to WWF International, calling for thorough, fair and transparent investigations into serious allegations of abuses in WWF projects in Cameroon, Nepal, India and elsewhere.
Amazonian Peoples Denounce Dispossession, Violence and Deforestation of Indigenous Territories at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
In the aftermath of the 18 March 2019 assassination of their leader and colleague, Sergio Rojas, the Bribri indigenous peoples of Salitre, Costa Rica have demanded that the Government execute 8 eviction orders of illegal non-indigenous occupants in their territory within 30 days – the orders were issued o
Tras el asesinato de su líder y colega Sergio Rojas durante el día 18 de marzo de 2019, los pueblos indígenas Bribri de Salitre, Costa Rica han exigido que el Gobierno ejecute en el plazo de 30 días las 8 órdenes de desalojo de ocupantes no-indígenas ilegales en su territorio – emitid
On Friday April 5 (2019), protesters lifted a 27-day peaceful blockade of the Pan American Highway in Colombia.
El viernes 5 de abril de 2019, los manifestantes levantaron el bloqueo pacífico de la carretera Panamericana en Colombia, el cual se mantuvo durante 27 días. Esto se hizo como un gesto de buena voluntad en el marco de las negociaciones con el Gobierno colombiano, y los movimientos indígenas y afrodescendientes, y otros movimi
This recording features the words of indigenous leaders and community representatives of the Uitoto, Muinane, Nonuya and Andoque peoples of the Colombian Amazon, who share similar cultural practices and beliefs and self-identify as “People of the Centre.”
In the Peruvian Amazon, the battle between ‘sustainable’ palm oil and industrial-scale deforestation continues.
En la Amazonía peruana continúa la lucha entre el aceite de palma “sostenible” y la deforestación a escala industrial.
On the day that the UK Supreme Court rules on whether 1,800 Zambian villagers can continue their claim against mining giant Vedanta, Forest Peoples Programme joins more than 20 organisations to launch call for legal reform to make UK multinationals accountable for human rights abuses and environmental damage linke